The Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far!)
Here’s a short list to help all of you who are catching up with the latest music or looking for something that hasn’t quite hit the Top 40 yet. Either way, this is a great place to start when looking for songs that you already love or if you are looking for new ones to throw on your iPod.
Zedd is a one man band…well he’s more of a DJ and music producer. His first big hit was “Clarity” and now he’s done it again. The best part is that you can listen to him on your way to work, before you get ready to go out at night or at the club. He’s one of those guys on the bridge between house music and American-pop.
She’s not your typical female rapper. This song is half rap and half pop with a really catchy beat underneath. This will probably be one of the songs that pushes her to the top and it won’t be long now.
Sia has a very unique sound which will bode well for her. She has a little bit of rap and a lot of pop that draws you in and the beat behind this song is catchy and plus it’s incredibly fun to belt out really loud.
He’s a french music producer and DJ who’s known for his house music and American-pop songs, “Titanium” and “Turn Me On,” but those are just two of his hits. And now there’s “Bad.” David Guetta’s house music background and pure talent has allowed him to team up with other great artists in the past and he doesn’t show signs of stopping.
This song that originated as a joke has taken off and pretty much consumed all Top 40 fans. Without a doubt, this is bound to bring The Chainsmokers to the forefront of American club music.
After nine GRAMMYs, John Legend cranked out “All of Me” which has stayed at Number 3 on the Hot 100 chart for a couple weeks.
Well frankly, if you don’t like this song, I fear for your personality. And if you didn’t like it the first go around, you have to watch the 24 hour music video, that will, without a doubt, change your mind.
As part of her surprise visual album, this song drew quite the crowd from the get-go. It’s promiscuous but acceptable because pretty much the whole album features her husband, Jay-Z.
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What
This was pretty much the theme song at every pre-game for the past few months. Everybody knows the words and it’s an attention grabber for sure.
The title says it all. It’s dirty and sensual but Jason has made himself another chart topper. The ending, “I don’t understand,” is either loved or hated but as for the rest of the song, everyone pretty much loves it.
Martin kicked off his career with “Animals” but that wasn’t enough. There hasn’t even been time for dust to settle and he already pumped out another hit.
This dynamic duo of Ariana’s sweet sexiness and Iggy’s down & dirty attitude has been giving guys AND girls problems ever since it’s release in April 2014.
The title describes exactly what the song makes you want to do. With a mix of Ed’s unique vocals and rapping skills, as well as being produced by none other than Pharrell Williams, there is no doubt that this is a hit song.
Having gotten their name out to the world as One Direction’s opening act two tours in a row, this four-member band has made a name for themselves with this song. It is the perfect mix of a lot of pop and some alternative.
I am convinced that Pharrell’s hat is so big because it’s full of secrets (or maybe some hit songs). There is not one song this man makes that is not a hit on it’s own. This song keeps up with Pharrell’s “happy” theme with its upbeat sound.
Take my word for it – this is the song of the summer (all pun intended). Calvin Harris is at it yet again with awesome beats and smooth vocals.
You never thought the beat could get sicker until you heard “Partition.” This summer, “Yonce” will literally be “all on your mouth like liquor” as you play this hot song on repeat.
Katy’s latest single makes you want to celebrate every day like it’s your birthday. And if you have not seen the video yet, Katy will make you want to crash the hottest parties.
After her two hit singles from her album “Pure Heroine,” Lorde brings her song “Tennis Court” to the radio. I see this one as another chart topper!
Although he has collaborated with hip-hop superstars like Nicki Minaj and Fabolous on his other hit songs, Trey Songz has made his latest single “Na Na” a hit all on his own.
These four Canadian fellas, all of whom play their own instruments, literally came out of nowhere with their reggae flavored pop hit “Rude,” where the emotional lyrics ask a father’s permission to take his daughter’s hand in marriage. So emo!
Having been nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 2014 Grammy’s, we were just waiting for a hit song to happen for this duo, and this song is it. The combination of Disclosure’s unique beats and Sam Smith’s vocals is truly mesmerizing.
The amount of hip-hop features in this song is ridiculous, and is definitely what makes it amazing. In different versions, the rapping skills of Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too Short and Tyga are featured.
When you put two of the hottest pop icons together, what do you get? An amazing song! This song has blown up like crazy, but the racy video on the other hand has stirred up some controversy.
Basically if you have never collaborated with Pitbull, are you even in the music industry? Pitbull never fails to entertain with his rapping skills, but the addition of the voice of G.R.L. makes it unique from any of his other songs.
2014 is the year of Iggy Azalea. With her breakthrough song “Fancy” and being featured on Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” Iggy goes for another collaboration hit with the super talented Rita Ora.
Mr Probz – Waves
The original version of Mr Probz song “Waves” gives off a chill, relaxed vibe that keeps us listening to it on repeat. But as if we thought the song couldn’t get better, the remix by German DJ Robin Shulz transformed it into a song like we have never heard before.
Keisza – Hideaway
If you are feeling in the mood for some feel good indie music, then Keisza is the girl for you. Since her single “Hideaway” is only one of two songs she released in 2014, be on the lookout for what else she has up her sleeve in the near future.
Lately it’s been all about the remixes, especially ones with Drake. The remix of Tinashe’s song “2 On” and Drake’s song “Thotful” makes for one perfect combination.
Kid Ink Feat. Chris Brown – Main Chick
Kid Ink is fairly new to the scene, and his latest song “Main Chick” is only one of many collaborations he has done with some big name hip-hop artists, in this case Chris Brown. In 2013, he came out with his song “Bad Ass,” which featured Wale and Meek Mill.
You seriously can’t go anywhere without hearing this song blasting out of someone’s speakers. It’s the feel good song of the summer of 2014 and you better get used to it!
What songs are we missing? Let us know in the comments section below!
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